The connection between Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) and the teaching of English has a very long history. FCCU evolved from the Mission School which was established in 1849 as the first English-medium school in Lahore. In 1864 a College section was started, which was later renamed Forman Christian College after its founder. By 1901, FCC had started MA English classes. The English Department has benefitted from the teaching of great scholars such as Dr HC Velte, Dr FM Velte, Rev HD Griswold, Dr EJ Sinclair and Dr SL Sheets. The graduates of the English Department have distinguished themselves as writers, poets, civil servants, judges, lawyers, diplomats, politicians, and entrepreneurs.


The MPhil English is a two year evening program and is aimed both at students continuing their education as well as in-service practitioners who want to upgrade their qualification. As an evening program, many current teachers will be able to benefit from it. The program has a number of objectives. It will advance the level of English communication and fluency skills within Pakistan and develop well-groomed leadership for research and publication in English. It will improve philological and pedagogical practices in English in the country and enhance ethical values by ensuring original work in the field. It will emphasize the importance of English language and literature through both local and global interactions. MPhil English graduates will be equipped with analytical and critical research approaches to face the challenges of today’s world. The program will carry on FCCU’s rich legacy of research and quality teaching.

Admission Criteria

A 4-year BA (Hons) degree from an HEC recognized University in the discipline of English with a minimum of 2.5 CGPA and 130 credit hours


A Conventional MA in English with a minimum of 45% marks

NOTE: Acceptance is based upon the 1) departmental test, 2) interview and 3) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including: academic achievement and the statement of purpose.
Provisional admission can be sought by students awaiting final results. Their admission will only be confirmed once they have submitted their complete official Transcript within the due dates.

Dr Nukhbah Langah

Associate Professor and Dean of Humanities

PhD (University of Leeds, UK) MA (University of Warwick, UK) BA (Hon) (University of Buckingham, UK)

Dr Waseem Anwar


PhD (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA) MPhil (Punjab University) PG Diploma TEIL (British Council, UGC and AIOU) MA (Punjab University)

Dr Kamal ud Din

Chairperson & Professor

Attended British Council Summer Schools at University of Leeds (1985) and University of Aberdeen (1991); Fulbright Scholar (1994); adaptive software technology course from the Adaptive Technology Center, University of New Orleans as an independent researcher. Research interests: American Literature, African-American Women’s Poetry.

Ayesha Pervaiz

Assistant Professor

MPhil (GCU,Lahore)
MA (GCU,Lahore)
PGD in TESOL (LCWU, Lahore)

Fatima Syeda

Assistant Professor

MPhil (Punjab University)

Alvina Wasim

Assistant Professor

MPhil Linguistics (UMT, Lahore) MA English Language and Literature (Peshawar University)

Faiza Zaheer

Assistant Professor

MPhil, MA (Government College University, Lahore) Diplomas in Linguistics and ELT (Punjab University, Lahore)

Rehana John

Assistant Professor

MPhil ELT, MA (Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore) MA (Punjab University, Lahore)

Jacqoline J Austin

Assistant Professor

MA TESL (University of Mississippi, USA) MA (Forman Christian College, Lahore)

Azeem Alphonce

Assistant Professor

MPhil TESL (Beaconhouse National University, Lahore); MA ELT (National University of Modern Languages); MA English Literature (Punjab University, Lahore); PGD ELT (AIOU, Islamabad); MBA (Preston University)

Fahad Aftab

Assistant Professor

M Phil in Applied Linguistics (University of Management and Technology, Lahore) MA (Punjab University) Post graduate Diploma in English language teaching (Punjab University)

Nadia Iftikhar


MPhil in English Literature (GCU, Lahore) MA in English (Forman Christian College, Lahore) MA in Journalism (University of the Punjab, Lahore) B.Ed ( AIOU, Islamabad)

Rabia Wasif


M Phil in English Literature (Kinnaird College for Women University)

Muhammad Abdullah

Assistant Professor

MA Applied Linguistics (University of Salford, UK) MA English Language and Literature (International Islamic University, Islamabad)

Salient Features

  • Research along with profound insight into modern and contemporary literary theory and criticism is the forte of FCCU’s MPhil English program
  • The courses which we offer are unique and usually not offered in other institutions
  • We conduct symposia, one day conferences, where students present their research papers and articles
  • English Department publishes its own literary journal – JELLS
  • Our students are encouraged to participate in interuniversity, national and international conferences
  • FCCU can also proudly claim that it has hosted first Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference in October 2017

Fee Structure

MPhil English (Evening Program)

Fall 2018Spring 2019 
Tuition FeeAdmissionSecurityTotalTuition FeeTotalTotal Fee Year Excluding tax

Funding Options

  • Merit Scholarship (75% tuition fee waiver) available
  • Limited Teaching Assistantships (50% tuition fee waiver) available
  • PEEF Scholarships available for eligible students

Rabia Wasif


M Phil in English Literature (Kinnaird College for Women University)

Admission Schedule:

Round 2:

ALast Date to Submit the FormAugust 27, 2018
BAdmission Test

(Sample Paper)

Date: August 28, 2018

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Venue: E-038

CInterviewDate: August 30, 2018

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Venue: E-124

DMerit List DisplayedAugust 31, 2018
ELast Date for Fee SubmissionSeptember 05, 2018
FClasses BeginSeptember 10, 2018

Round 1:

AAdmissions BeginJune 1, 2018
BLast Date to Submit the FormJuly 31, 2018
CAdmission Test

(Sample Paper)

Date: August 06, 2018

Time: 10:00 am to 1 pm

Venue: E-025

DInterviewDate: August 09, 2018

Time: 10:00 am to 4 pm

Venue: E-124

EMerit List DisplayedAugust 31, 2018
FLast Date for Fee Submission September 05, 2018
GClasses BeginSeptember 10, 2018


How to Fill the Admission Form?

  • Click on the Admission Inquiry Form under “Online Application Links”
  • Fill in the Inquiry Form with your correct data
  • Don’t forget to fill in the Program of interest
  • In case you close the inquiry form without completing & submitting, you can use the Continuing Inquiry Form under “Online Application Links”
  • If you have successfully submitted the inquiry form you will get an email. Check your inbox
  • In your inbox, you will receive an email with your username and password which is your tracking code
  • In the email received use the “Click Here” link to access the FC Empower portal
  • Use the tracking code which is your username and password. Click on the Submit button
  • Click on the admission application tab
  • Click on the Access Form (Postgraduate or PhD) in which you are interested in applying
  • Continue to fill in the form. Once finished, print and then click on ‘I have finished – Submit’
  • Pay Rs. 2500 in HBL FCCU branch
  • Attach all the required documents including the paid challan form to the Admission form and submit it in the Admission Office. All applicants must collect their Admit Slip from the Admission Office

In case of any query regarding admissions, kindly fill and submit the Admission Inquiry Form under “Online Application Links”. You would be assigned a Counselor and you would be able to see the Name and Email Address of your respective Counselor from your Empower Account. Send an Email regarding any admission related query to your respective Counselor.
You can also call the Admission Office at +92 (42) 9923 1581 upto 88. The extensions are 566, 377, and 317.

Required Documents:

  1. An attested copy of the original Matriculation / O level result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)
  2. In case of O Level, a minimum of 8 subjects must have been passed
  3. An attested copy of the original Intermediate / A level / High School result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)
  4. In case of A Level, a minimum of 3 subjects must have been passed
  5. A and O Level and American High School Students have to submit a copy of their Equivalence Certificate (attested and stamped from IBCC)
  6. Attested copies of the final transcript of 4-year Honors / 2-year Conventional Bachelors and 2-year Conventional Masters degree
  7. FCCU students need to attach the attested copy of their official Baccalaureate transcript
  8. Students can submit their Transcript at least till the 7th semester at the time of form submission. If offered admission they must submit an attested copy of their complete official Transcript within 30 days of the beginning of the semester
  9. Students having a foreign Bachelors Degree must get their Equivalence from HEC
  10. Statement of purpose (300 – 500 words) describing the reason(s) why the student is applying to the program, long-term goals and the reason(s) for selecting Forman Christian College
  11. Two recent passport-sized photographs
  12. Two copies of the student’s CNIC and of the father / guardian

Attach all the required documents including the paid challan form to the Admission form and submit it in the Admission Office. All applicants must collect their Admit Slip from the Admission Office.
In case you are not located in Lahore then you can send us the Admission Form along with all the required documents through courier. You would need to make a pay order of Rs 2500 from any Branch of HBL in the name of Forman Christian College. Then send us the Courier at Admission Office, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building, Forman Christian College, Ferozepur Road, Lahore 54600 by July 31, 2018.

Online Application Links:

New applications:

If you are not on the FCCU campus: Admissions Inquiry Form Link 1   or   Admissions Inquiry Form Link 2 

If you are on the FCCU campus: Admissions Inquiry Form Link

Continuing Inquiry Form Links:

If you are not on FCCU campus: Admission Inquiry Link 1  or  Admission Inquiry Link 2

If you are on the FCCU campus: Admission Inquiry Link for continuing applications

Combined Merit List for both rounds with detailed information about the Merit-based Financial Awards would be displayed here on August 31, 2018.

List of shortlisted candidates for interview (Round 1)